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Brave Hearts – The New Zealand Cardiac Story

18 Aug 2017 - 31 Dec 2017

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Friday 18 August 2017, 10.00am - Sunday 31 December 2017, 5.00pm

Open 10am-5pm daily


MOTAT, 805 Great North Road, Western Springs, Auckland

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Normal MOTAT admission fees apply: Family $45, adult $19, student/child $10, under 5 & SuperGold cardholder free


0800 668 2869


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Brave Hearts – The New Zealand Cardiac Story – 18 Aug - 31 Dec 2017.

This pop-up exhibition developed by The Auckland Medical Museum Trust with support from the Auckland University of Technology (AUT), explains how the heart works, how heart disease is investigated, and the largely untold story of New Zealand’s leading role in the evolution of heart surgery.

Displays with interactive models demonstrate normal heart function, what could go wrong and what can be done to diagnose and correct heart problems.

The exhibition delves into the inspiring stories behind New Zealand’s first open-heart operation, the cooling of children’s hearts to allow life-saving surgery and the innovation which led to replacing damaged heart valves.

Brave Hearts – The New Zealand Cardiac Story is supported by a school education programme and a public talk series hosted by AUT.